Talking Stars Episode 73 Previewing IT and Stephen King Films

Stephen King’s IT has hit the cinemas and we are all looking forward to seeing it and discussing it, but just what other films from Stephen King’s books do we enjoy?

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Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Damien – Riley on Film
Kira – Film and TV 101
Audrey – 1001 Movies and Beyond
Hermione – Wildfire Motion Pictures

Talking Stars Episode 73 Previewing IT and Stephen King Films


Episode 72 – Top 5 Summer Films 2017

Darren and Damien collaborate on this episode talking about their top 5 lists of the Summer. What do you think of their choices? Listen and find out.

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Your hosts today are:

Darren – MoviesReview101

Damien – RileyOnFilm

When Darren and I started this podcast well over a year ago, we never knew if would still be this much fun! We hope you enjoy our shows. You’ll find the archive here as well as our Wall of Fame of past guests here. Follow us on Twitter for news of our latest shows. Kira is also a big part of our machine, we’re excited to have her on board. Listen for her in future episodes.

ABC’s of Horror – C

This is our ongoing series where we, Darren, Kira, and I talk about horror, by letter of the alphabet. Today we are on “C” as in Creepshow, Cabin in the Woods, Cujo, and many more.


Darren hosts this one and Kira and Damien are the panel.

Find us on Twitter at @talkingstarsbit

Talking Stars Episode 70 American Made Preview and Tom Cruise Cinema Manager

Today’s Show we preview American Made and to celebrate this film we are bringing the upgrade to Cinema Manager with Tom Cruise and Doug Liman Movies.


The three of us will be choosing a film each to be shown on each day of the week, leaving the listeners a chance to select which person made the best choice and by the end of the week we will find out who is the winner and should become the latest Cinema manager.

Host – Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Damien – Riley on Film
Hermione – Wild Fire Movies


Talking Stars Episode 69 Hitman’s Bodyguard Preview & Action Comedy Discussion

Talking Stars Episode (X) Hitman’s Bodyguard Preview & Action Comedy Discussion

Today we preview The Hitman’s Bodyguard the upcoming release starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson, we also look the action comedies we like and don’t like, feel free to let us know which ones you like or not.



Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Damien – Riley on Film
Kira – Film and TV 101
David Brook – Blue Print Reviews


ABC’s of Horror – B

The letter “B” of horror as it fits in our longer series “The ABC’s” of Horror.


These are horror films influenced and/or sponsored by the letter “B” 😉


The panel in this episode is Damien and Darren

Talking Stars Episode 67 – Christopher Nolan Movies

Dunkirk has hit the cinema and what better way to celebrate this new movie than to look at Christopher Nolan previous work, we decided to skip over the Dark Knight trilogy and look at his solo film works (Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Inception and Interstellar).

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Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Kira – Film and TV 101
Josh – Reffing Movies
Carl – Listening to Film

Talking Stars Episode 63 – Alien Franchise

In 1979 Ridley Scott gave us one of the most shocking sci-fi movies 38 years later he is still trying to capture magic once again but with other heavyweight directors trying their hands at the franchise what ones are good and what ones are bad.

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Darren – Movie Reviews 101


Becky – Film Music Central
Damien – Riley on Film
Mike Sale – Midland Movies
Hermione Flavia – Wild Fire Motion Pictures Our esteemed and special guest! We hope to have her back soon on future episodes!

Films Covered

  • Prometheus
  • Alien Covenant
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Alien Resurrection


Talking Stars Episode 62 Spider-Man: Homecoming

Talking Stars Episode 62 Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming PosterThis show will contain Spoilers!

Today we look at the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Spiderman: Homecoming. In a year where we have had two of the more popular films from the comic book material and now have we got another good or bad one?

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews


Turbo Kid & Mad Max 2 – Film Club 7 -Damien’s Choice

In this episode, Damien’s choice, the panel discusses 80’s apocalyptic wastelands as seen in these two films. These are two movies that fit the bill. Mad Max fans marvel at the engine revving action of Mel Gibson while more modern adventurists enjoy the comical bmx savages of Turbo Kid. These are great movies, this is an equally great discussion! check it out and drop us a comment. Links to the host and panelists are at the bottom of this post.

Turbo Kid (2015)
Unrated | 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 28 August 2015 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Writers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell | 1 more credit »
Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2 (original title)
R | 1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 May 1982 (USA)
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Director: George Miller
Writers: Terry Hayes (screenplay), George Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Hosting this week: Damien
Panel: Kira, Darren, & Josh